Air fryer apples taste like the warm, gooey cinnamon filling of an apple pie. Add to to oatmeal, yogurt or enjoy as a healthy fall snack!
Apple season is here! Whether you've gone apple picking or taken advantage of the low prices in grocery stores, I think we're all reveling in apple abundance right now. I'm not complaining.
These air fryer apples are my favourite way to use up my apples, especially in the fall. It's so easy and the perfect addition to a warm bowl of oatmeal. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, it tastes like apple pie filling. You could even serve it with vanilla ice cream for dessert. There's nothing better!
Why This Recipe Is Dietitian Approved
- Fibre-filled snack. Apples are a tasty source of fibre, especially when you keep the skin on. This soluble type of fibre helps feed our gut bacteria and stabilize energy levels. You can read more about the health benefits of fibre here.
- Spice up any meal. Adding sweet air fryer apples to your regular meals and snacks is such a simple way to get into the fall mood and enjoy seasonal produce.
- Lower sugar. The addition of warm, fall spices really brings out the natural sweetness of apples. There's only 1 tablespoon of added sugar per serving, and it's more than enough to satisfy that sweet tooth.
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
Preheat air fryer to 375F.
Dice apples into 1 inch cubes.
To a medium mixing bowl, add diced apples, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and spices and stir to evenly coat the apples.
Add apples to the basket of your air fryer and bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
Substitutions and Variations
To make gluten-free: This recipe is naturally gluten-free.
To make vegan: This recipe is naturally vegan.
To make nut-free: This recipe is naturally nut-free.
Missing an ingredient? Try these:
- Coconut oil: Swap for butter
- Maple syrup: Swap for brown sugar
- Spices: Replace the ginger and nutmeg with an additional ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Air fryer apples are best fresh, however if you have leftovers you can save them in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. To reheat, air fry at 350F for about 5 minutes or microwave for 1.5 minutes.
I highly recommend using a silicone air fryer liner. This helps preserve all of the maple syrup and spice coating, so it doesn't fall through to the bottom of your basket.
If you are looking for added flavour you save half of the spice mixtures and maple syrup and toss them in after cooking. This acts like a "glaze".
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend choosing a crisp apple like honeycrisp, jonagold or gala.
I have not tested these in the oven, however you make these baked apples on the stovetop. Add your melted coconut oil in a pan over medium heat, add your coated apples and saute until the apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
More Apple Recipes
Apples are the best fall fruit!
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make air fryer apples, don't forget to tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment below!
Air Fryer Apples
- 2 medium apples
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- Preheat air fryer to 375F.
- Dice apples into 1 inch cubes.
- To a medium mixing bowl, add diced apples, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and spices and stir to evenly coat the apples.
- Add apples to the basket of your air fryer and bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.